Hesed Community of the Parent Association
Hesed Coordinators: Sylvia Haber and Serena Madar
Solomon Schechter Day School is a remarkable school where our children learn, grow and flourish. Yet, we are more than just a school. We are also a community of families who support each other - whether to celebrate or to offer comfort during the significant transitions in our lives. When we perform acts of hesed, literally "loving kindness," we and our children are reminded that we belong to a generous, loving Schechter community. Acts of hesed are especially important in times of family need: the arrival of a new baby; occasions when an immediate family member is dealing with an illness, recuperating from surgery, or undergoing prolonged medical treatment; or, the death of a family member.
Asking for help may be difficult; however, we all need help at some point in our lives. Others truly want to help. All help is provided privately and with discretion. Small and large acts of hesed are welcome.
How Hesed Community Works
We have over 80 families involved in the Hesed community. When there is a need, an email is sent out informing the community. By signing on, you agree only to receive emails about specific needs as they arise (with the family in need remaining anonymous). If you are available to help with that specific need at that specific time, then you respond to the email. There is no obligation but only an opportunity to do service. Such opportunities might include providing a meal, helping with a ride or carpool, helping with errands, or attending a shiva minyan.
Sign-up to be part of this wonderful community!
To sign up to become a Schechter Hesed Community member, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and contact information.
Let us know about a hesed need!
For more information or to let us know of any families who may be dealing with an illness, death, birth or other issues and may need help, please contact us.
Phone: Sylvia Haber (781-400-1434) or Serena Madar (617-327-5626)